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#31 chris m OFFLINE  

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Posted April 27, 2012 - 08:05 PM

Well, for starters, you're missing these.


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Posted April 27, 2012 - 08:06 PM

Chris, That looks like an even better deal than the original photos showed. I've never been close to a MF ( well GT size), it looks pretty stout. What is the little round black knob on the tunnel flat between the foot rests for? It reminds me of a creeper on a Cub. I tried to figure it from the bottom side photo, but my eyes are just too tired to follow the details...


That'd be the parking brake.
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Posted April 27, 2012 - 08:09 PM

Look at this, we're tripping all over each others posts. LOL
Can you tell that we're excited to have another MF to gawk at?

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Posted April 27, 2012 - 08:11 PM

Looks good, Chris! I didnt know you were getting the other attachments with it! Good deal! Good luck with it!

Thanks, I can't complain at the price I paid. I'm just glad I pulled it off. And It sure gets confusing working on all these Gt's at the same time. But I am having a blast! Just have to remember what part goes on what LOL. :laughingteeth:

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Posted April 27, 2012 - 08:14 PM

Thanks, I can't complain at the price I paid. I'm just glad I pulled it off. And It sure gets confusing working on all these Gt's at the same time. But I am having a blast! Just have to remember what part goes on what LOL. :laughingteeth:



Test yourself.
hang about 20 parts from 4 different gts in the etank for about a week.
then sort it out.

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Posted April 27, 2012 - 08:14 PM

Look at this, we're tripping all over each others posts. LOL
Can you tell that we're excited to have another MF to gawk at?

LOL! I love the look of these MF's and They sure are built solid! I almost went and bought a seat today just to sit on it. But I controlled myself :laughingteeth: I just have to remind myself to get it running 1st!

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Posted April 27, 2012 - 08:17 PM

Of you zoom in I think you can read the label.
masseys 008.jpg
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Posted April 27, 2012 - 08:18 PM

Test yourself.
hang about 20 parts from 4 different gts in the etank for about a week.
then sort it out.

I can see it now. A GT that was part Ford,Jacobsen, Gard'n Mast'r and MF. Would look kinda strange painted Blue, Orange,Hunter Green, Silver, Black and Red. Oh yea and White. :laughingteeth:

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Posted April 27, 2012 - 08:20 PM

Of you zoom in I think you can read the label.
masseys 008.jpg

Does that really say AUTO EJECT??? Just kidding, Thanks for the pic :p

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Posted April 27, 2012 - 08:21 PM

Thanks, I can't complain at the price I paid. I'm just glad I pulled it off. And It sure gets confusing working on all these Gt's at the same time. But I am having a blast! Just have to remember what part goes on what LOL. :laughingteeth:


Easy, red parts go on the red tractor, orange parts go on the orange tractor, green parts go on the green tractor! LOL! I know its harder then that but, I can seem to remember what goes on what. Even the parts that are laying around the garage that came from tractors I dont have anymore I can remember what they came from, but only if I took it off, if I didn't take it off, I will have no clue what it is from. Lol.
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Posted April 27, 2012 - 09:24 PM

Good luck with the resto Chris. Nice looking mower you got there and with the attachements also. Keep us posted.
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Posted April 28, 2012 - 03:03 PM

If you happen to know of someone with parts let me know. List is getting longer already LOL. Steering wheel, headlights, headlight bezel,carb, voltage regulator,plastic dash,mower deck spindle pulleys.
I will rig up a carb 1st to see if the engine is any good. If not, I will do a repower with a 12hp Kohler that I have. Has anyone ever put a Kohler in a MF yet?

I think IHCubguy did a thread about a Massey he had with multiple holes and it turned out one set of holes worked for a Kohler. He indicated it turned out well, though at this time I don't remember seeing any pictures.

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Posted April 28, 2012 - 04:59 PM

Ok Update. I Put a carb on it today to test it out, I also took the flywheel and SSI unit off, cleaned everything good, installed it all and set the air gap at .008. hooked up all temp wiring to test it out. I put the carb on choke and it fired off as if it had never stopped running. I was so excited to see her run!!!!!!!!! I didn't even have to change the settings on my mixture screws. I then hoped on to test the Hydro, I couldn't believe it!!! It goes so smooth in both gears!!! (Can you tell I am Happy) Anyway, I have driven the thing around for about 30 minutes and Stopped it and restarted probably 50 times, and it fires right off every time!!! Oh did I say that it had NOOOO smoke coming out of the exaust at all!!! and no oil blowing out of the breather hose. After driving it, this is now my Favorite Tractor!!! Thanks for letting me ramble on. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :laughingteeth:

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Posted April 28, 2012 - 05:21 PM

WooHoo! Got a running tractor to play with. Good luck, Chris!
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Posted April 28, 2012 - 05:38 PM

Ok Update. I Put a carb on it today to test it out, I also took the flywheel and SSI unit off, cleaned everything good, installed it all and set the air gap at .008. hooked up all temp wiring to test it out. I put the carb on choke and it fired off as if it had never stopped running. I was so excited to see her run!!!!!!!!! I didn't even have to change the settings on my mixture screws. I then hoped on to test the Hydro, I couldn't believe it!!! It goes so smooth in both gears!!! (Can you tell I am Happy) Anyway, I have driven the thing around for about 30 minutes and Stopped it and restarted probably 50 times, and it fires right off every time!!! Oh did I say that it had NOOOO smoke coming out of the exaust at all!!! and no oil blowing out of the breather hose. After driving it, this is now my Favorite Tractor!!! Thanks for letting me ramble on.


I don't know man, I think you should put it in the back somewhere out of sight, cover it up with a tarp, give me your address and I'll be by to pick it up for ya.
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Good Stuff sounds like you got a good one.
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